Thailand's rising urban middle-class driving demand for convenience

Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in import...

Demand for health through food in Thailand is boosting categories including dairy

Focus: Thai demographics drive health categories

As the Thai economy shifts away from being agricultural- to more skilled-based, as well as industry-and-commerce-focused, many consumers are...

Tyson Foods invests in company looking to disrupt meat sector

Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat processors, is investing in fledgling US meat-free business Beyond Meat - and the deal looks an...

Vita cakes are among gluten-free products from the Czech Republic-based Lifefood on sale at home and abroad

The promise of fledgling Czech gluten-free market

Gluten-free has a well-established presence in the markets of western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, but the sector is rapidly g...

UAE seen as leading market in region for gluten-free products

Analysis: UAE leads Gulf interest in gluten-free

The Gulf is emerging as one to watch for the gluten-free sector. In just-food's series of spotlights on the next five markets manufacturers...

H1 FMCG sales in 'main European countries' were down 0.2% by value, with volumes dipping 0.4%

Price an underlying tension across European FMCG

The spat between Unilever and Tesco in the UK over price grabbed the headlines last week but, across Europe, for different reasons, price re...

Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say 18 Oct 16

Danone's underlying third-quarter sales fell below market expectations amid challenges in China. Regulatory changes in China are weighing on Danone's infant formula business in the country but, broadly, analysts are comfortable about the prospects for that part of the French giant's business and, overall, the group's wider prospects.

It will not just be Unilever to push for Brexit price hikes - editor's viewpoint 13 Oct 16

There will be more requests on retailers to move on price. Not every supplier will be successful. And for those that are not, it may serve as a push to, ultimately, look for scale or for a buyer. Another round of consolidation in the sector is likely.

Thought Leaders

Hochdorf expands in Africa with Pharmalys buy

John Shepherd | 25 Oct 16 Hochdorf said Pharmalys deal will take firm closer to end consumers in infant care sector

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf has signed a contract to acquire a controlling stake in local African formula manufacturer Pharmalys Laboratories.

Wessanen earnings accelerate as branded sales grow

Katy Askew | 25 Oct 16 Wessanen's branded sales rose more than 9% in the first nine months of this year

Health food maker Wessanen reported higher earnings this morning (25 October), as an increase in branded sales strengthened operating margins. 

Japan's Kewpie expands in Poland with Mosso deal

Julian Ryall | 25 Oct 16

Japan's Kewpie Corp. is acquiring Polish food maker Mosso Kwasniewscy as part of its overseas expansion efforts.

Recent News - (Updated: 9:54am 25 Oct 2016)

Grupo Lala books Q3 sales increase

Unilever in continuing price spat with Musgrave 

Mars launches Maltesers in the US

Simplot-Coles deal boost for Australian producers

Coca-Cola Amatil 'to sell' veg group SPC Ardmona 

Gruma drives sales, earnings growth 

Blue Goose Capital acquires Tender Choice Foods

Sanitarium gives new name to Weet-Bix in China

Australia's Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market and plans for growth - the bitesize interview 21 Oct 16

Dean BestSome Foods co-founders Martine and Ronnie Banks

Australia is seen as one of the markets where low-FODMAP foods have gained the most traction. Dean Best speaks to Martine and Ronnie Banks, the founders of local business Some Foods about why they set up the company, the prospects for low-FODMAP foods in Australia and their ambitions overseas.

The UK's Food and Drink Federation's Ian Wright weighs up how Brexit could affect UK food and farming policy - the just-food interview, part two 19 Oct 16

Ben CooperWright: 'The labour force issue is really urgent and at the moment not solved'

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

The UK's Food and Drinks Federation's Ian Wright calls for "coldest-eye assessment" of Brexit risks - the just-food interview, part one 19 Oct 16

Ben CooperWright forecast 5-10% rise in UK food prices by end of year

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the formal two-year process for the UK to leave the EU will begin in a little over five months. Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK, spoke with Ben Cooper about the immediate instability the vote for Brexit has caused and his longer-term outlook for the UK food sector.

just-food hits the UK's airwaves

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 13 Oct 16

The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever.

Ranjit Boparan buys another UK business out of administration

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 13 Oct 16

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal.

Brexit blues for UK food manufacturers

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 12 Oct 16

Confidence in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector is becoming "more fragile", industry association The Food and Drink Federation has claimed after a survey of its members - and Brexit is said to be a major factor.

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit and the food industry

How will the UK's departure from the EU affect the food industry? This page brings together the latest news and views on the impact Brexit could have on the sector.

What is the outlook for the low-FODMAP diet?

What is the outlook for the low-FODMAP diet?

FODMAPs are sugars said to cause digestive issues and markets for foods low in the ingredients are growing, notably in North America and Australia. We look at developments so far.

The rise of zero-based budgeting

The rise of zero-based budgeting

More food companies are adopting the practice of zero-based budgeting in an attempt to manage costs and boost profits. What is zero-based budgeting? Who is using it and why? And how does it help?

How investors are calling for action on meat production

How investors are calling for action on meat production

There are growing calls from the investment community for the world's food giants to look at how - and how much - they source and process meat

New Concepts in Consumer Foodservice: Modern Technology and

New Concepts in Consumer Foodservice: Modern Technology and Alternative Formats

In the second part of this two-part global briefing, Euromonitor International highlights two more distinct trends from 2015 in new concepts... Read more

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